Solara’s smart patio cover system allows you to control the amount of sunlight or shade you want. The system can also be used for the garden, or as a gazebo for a hot tub or spa. This way you can enjoy the combination of the magnificent design, with the convenience of an adjustable cover.

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Solara’s smart patio cover system allows you to control the amount of sunlight or shade you want. The system can also be used for the garden, or as a gazebo for a hot tub or spa. This way you can enjoy the combination of the magnificent design, with the convenience of an adjustable cover.

Patio covers are exposed to different weather conditions, such as direct sunlight, rain, and humidity. Because Solara patio covers are made entirely out of aluminum, including the support systems, they are superior to wood, iron, steel, and metal covers. They will never rust, are not susceptible to termites, plus you will never have to paint them. Occasional cleaning with soapy water is all that is needed. Another advantage that Solara offers on other products is the option to control the patio cover roof. When it’s raining, you can close it, keeping your outdoor patio furniture, spa or hot tub covered. When a warm winter sun comes out, you can open the top louvers using a remote control and let in up to 98% direct sunlight, exactly where you want it to reach.

And, of course, when the summer sun is too strong, you can choose to let in as little light as you would like through the louvers, up to 100% shade while maintaining maximal ventilation.

The HGTV Carter Can Show is in its 7th Season hosted by Carter Oosterhouse who was asked to install a wood pergola on this project but needed something adjustable which would keep the rain off the patio. The home owner Celeste Patchett needed a pergola covered patio to sit under during rain that would let the light and sun in when needed and adjustable to provide plenty of ventilation. The Carter Can people thought Solara would be the perfect fit and the episode was filmed in September of 2009. They used wood pergola posts and beams for the base structure fastened to the roof for added height and put the Aluminum adjustable pergola on top.

The whole Carter Can Crew was amazed at how the Solara louvers open and closed to provide sun or shade as needed and expressed it was one of the most innovative projects they had ever done.

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Solara is an Adjustable pergola and as such allows Light, Shade, Ventilation, and rain protection to be adjustable by a remote control / motor, or a manual operator with a crank handle. It is made of aluminum so it is maintenance free and comes in 5 standard colors. It is adjustable to 130 degrees to cleaning mode. This allows you to clean the top of the louvers from underneath with a garden hose. When the adjustable pergola louvers are tilted to 90 degrees it can provide 100% shade and 100% ventilation at the same time with a lower sun angle.

The Adjustable Patio Cover is also eco-friendly. Solara says “It’s the greenest patio cover on earth because it is made of recyclable aluminum, gives your home shade to lower air-conditioning costs, adds light in windows to lower power bills, allows winter sun (passive solar heat gain) to cut heating bills, and naturally waters lawn or garden by controlling the water”. This is the first time the Adjustable Awning has appeared on HGTV even though they have featured wood pergolas and aluminum pergolas in the past.